Flash duration clarification on monolight (Flashpoint)

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Dave Andrade Regular Member • Posts: 387
Flash duration clarification on monolight (Flashpoint)

I was looking at some monolights and saw this entry:

"Flash Duration: 1/800 to 1/2000 Sec"

What does that mean? (yes, I am little embarrassed to ask)

I understand, I think, what a flash duration means (such as shutter speed on a camera), but I am guessing that isn't apples for apples. Plus, the monolights I was looking at we're high speed sync.

PLUS, it shows 1/800 to 1/2000 second....but let's say I shoot at 1/100 of a second?

again, I am assuming that this isn't apples for apples, but if anyone can sort out my confusion, I'd appreciate it. I know the flash sync is on my camera, and I assume that is my limit with these.

One example monolight I was looking at: https://www.adorama.com/fplfs300b.html

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